For the love of dogs

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Best-known for her celebrated books about the history of human relationships, Elizabeth Abbott, MA’66, PhD’71, turns to a new subject close to her heart – the shared world of dogs and humans

Triumphant in Toronto. Next stop, Rio?

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm

by Daniel McCabe, BA’89 McGill students Dori Yeats and Sarah Mehain have a goal in common. They’re both looking forward to acquiring some awfully rare pieces of jewelry in Rio de Janeiro next summer. The trouble is, there are a lot of other people interested in picking up those same items. Yeats and Mehain will [...]

A Parliamentarian to be proud of

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 11:11 am

After serving for 16 years as a model of cross-party cooperation in an age of bitter partisanship, former justice minister Irwin Cotler, BA’61, BCL’64, bids farewell to Parliament Hill.

Promoting the great outdoors

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 3:09 pm

McGill students Justin Fisch and Minh-Tâm Thompson have been travelling across Canada this summer, spreading the word about the country’s natural splendour as Parks Canada youth ambassadors.

A wry look at academic life

Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Education professor Nathan Hall set out to conquer Twitter — and he succeeded. Thanks to its sardonic and witty offerings, Shit Academics Say has attracted a large and loyal following.

An eye out for danger

Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 6:59 pm

As the prime minister’s national security adviser, Richard Fadden, BA’72, is the man that Stephen Harper trusts with keeping him up to speed about the threats that Canada might face.

An end to allergies?

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 11:11 am

Eradicating allergies with a quick spritz of a vaccine. Does it sound like a sci-fi scenario? Associate professor of pediatrics Christine McCusker is working to make it a reality.

Mac outreach bolstered by $1 million gift

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Thanks to a major gift from J. William Ritchie, BSc(Agr)’51, the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Community Farm Outreach Program will be able to expand its offerings.

There’s something funny about Virginie

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 2:09 pm

by Brendan Kelly, BA’85 It’s safe to say that no other franco Québécois comic followed the same route into the stand-up biz as Virginie Fortin, BA’08. She was recently a finalist for Discovery of the Year at the Gala les Oliviers, Quebec’s annual comedy awards. Fortin was a cast member on SNL Québec, the local [...]

A voice for the voiceless

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 9:08 pm

As the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, McGill law professor François Crépeau, BCL’82, LLB’82, defends the world’s migrants against myths and misperceptions.